Before: (Look on either side of the window) a star, a magnet board and 2 different cork boards
After: matching chicken wire message boards
I started with canvas frame stretchers. They were super cheap and I was able to get the sizes I wanted. One size was 30x40 and the other was 20x40. I think I paid less than $25 for both of them.
The corners are already mitered. They just slide in together.
I put a staple at each junction to reinforce the frame.
Next- the chicken wire. I bought a roll at Lowes for around $12 and I have about 1/2 of the roll left.
I attached the chicken wire to the frame with a staple gun.
And then cut it to size with wire cutters.
I forgot to take pictures of the next step but all I did was take the frames outside and give them a few coats of black semi-gloss spray paint. I painted front and back to cover all of the silver on the wire.
Then I just used a couple of nails in the corners and hung them up.
And then I filled them up. The larger of the two is for pictures, drawings my kids make me, quotes etc.
The other one is for the business stuff: calendar, business cards, notes, to do lists, etc.
I just use clothes pins (both large and small) to hang items on the boards.
I am loving the way they turned out. Even though there is a ton of stuff hanging on them, they look so much cleaner because they are simple and they match.